Our regular roundup of things we found on the web that have moved us, piqued our interest, inspired us, or made us smile.
When the biggest earthquake to hit Guatemala in 30 years struck San Marcos in the Western highlands last year, more than one million people were affected. Read more about what happened when international aid organization Oxfam teamed up with mobile phone service provider Tigo to deliver financial aid via text messages to families who had lost their homes.
While Nelson Mandela’s work is sadly done, his dream is unfinished. The search for “the next Mandela” is on. Read more.Read more.
Honoring human rights activism, including the legacy of Nelson Mandela, senior UN officials on Tuesday marked Human Rights Day calling for greater political will and resources to implement laws and standards designed to promote and protect the rights and dignity of all people everywhere. Read more.